Alice Missouri Smith

Brief Life History of Alice Missouri

When Alice Missouri Smith was born in 1889, in Texas, United States, her father, Walter Thigpen Smith, was 25 and her mother, Ida Barzella Allums, was 20. She married Henry Bird Singletary on 22 May 1907, in Panola, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Panola, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 3, Panola, Texas, United States in 1920. She died in 1925, at the age of 36.

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Henry Bird Singletary
Alice Missouri Smith
Marriage: 22 May 1907
Delmar Perkins Singletary
Alma Mousri Singeltary
Henry Noel Singletary
Mattie Mae Singletary
Walter Clifton Singletary
Pauline Singletary
Mellie Vern Singletary

Sources (8)

  • Alice Singleterry in household of Henry B Singleterry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alice M Smith, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Alice Allems in entry for Delmar P Singletary, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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